Monday, March 11, 2013

Slipstream by Skhye Moncrief‏

Educated in geology and anthropology, writing lured Skhye away from finishing her thesis in (bio-archaeology) anthropology. Aside from muscled men in fur, leather, denim, and kilts, Skhye loves cultural ecology, cultural evolution, cultural relativism, and natural processes…Big ideas…Simple concepts that manifest in world building to crazy people like Skhye who studied anthropology and geology ad nauseum before turning to writing romantic fiction. Her rule of thumb is to love the good, the bad, and the ugly of every culture in her tales so that every culture in her tales and every aspect of her stories resonates as real as possible. And yes, she's "certifiably" geek.

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Congratulations, Dr. Charlotte Barley! You won a one-way ticket to Diablo's Shithole!

Yes, Dr. Barley, you saved earth from humanity's extinction brought on by overpopulation, discovered wormholes, and gave humanity a new lease on life. But, you're being hunted by someone using a wormhole device you can't fathom, plagued by a type of sleepwalking that involves reliving your alien sexual experiences gleaned from wormhole journeys, and, yes, we see that you can't deal with your murdered bodyguards--mercenary Space Marines forced to anchor your body to a bed at night by acting out the sex memories haunting your REM cycle. Get over it already because there's nowhere left to hide except Diablo's Shithole...And the shit is about to hit Diablo's fan more than you could ever imagine...Because, deep down inside, you know you're into all that kinky sex.

So, who will the next victim be? Is tall, long, and corded astrophysicist Major Fitzroy capable of dancing with death to save your ass, or are you willing to sacrifice hotter-than-sin muscle-bound explosives fanatic Corporal Laurel? Just don't let their nuts rub together. And you know your alien-infested sexual dreams are a huge turn on for you. Just face the music, honey. Can your bodyguards fulfill the sexual fantasy of the king of all alien kings and his troop of humping brothers until the truth is exposed to save your ass?

So, Dr. Barley, you slut, ready for another slide down a slippery wormhole to Diablo's Shithole? It looks like a lot of fun. And more than those feet are going to get wet in the SLIPSTREAM.
Warning: Reader should be prepared for a heroine who curses like a sailor and knows she's a slut, Space Marines with sex on the brain, a Corporal with a clit fetish, aliens who bite and harvest things best left hush hush, as well as a little human m/f/m, even more alien m/f/m/m/m/m, and a plenty m/f in a plot heavily laden with reproduction and sexual gratification. Finally, this story proves one universal constant: it never hurts to drop the soap. 
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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I don’t remember. I wanted to create a cyborg series. That’s all I remember…Please don’t throw rotten cabbages! That was a lot of creativity and a story ago.


Q) How long did it take you to write?
SLIPSTREAM took a couple months--maybe three—because it was the toughest book I’ve ever written. The cosmology and astrophysics behind two POV characters ate my lunch. I have a BS in geology, but OMG. I sat through Space Week on television taking notes from Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole and whatever Stephen Hawking’s reruns shared. So, in the end, I guess I’m into rocks and fossils! LOL Well, now I seem to have a thing for dark matter and other interesting things…All I have to say about how long it took to write SLIPSTREAM is: Thank God for Space Week!

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Making the story bits all come together like seeing the grass cut as you mow the lawn. That means finding the unifying parts and melding them in character.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
It’s such a slow process. Now you know I’m impatient.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I don’t know. It would be someone who could afford to be alone…Maybe I could write more then! ;P

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Okay, my freezer is part of the fridge. But you said fridge. I’ll interpret that as refrigerator. So, we’re talking condiments. Condiments seem to never spoil. Leftovers get tossed after a few days. If they make it past the few days they’re considered edible, they might last a few weeks but wind up tossed in the trash in the container that I don’t feel like washing! I don’t know why things happen that way in that order. But they do!

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I see shifters, aliens, new planets, and this series inspired by FIREFLY. It will have sex and aliens minus the cannibals. So, that new series will not be FIREFLY.

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3 comments:

Skhye Moncrief said...

Thanks for the awesome interview questions, Pembroke!

Krysta B. said...

Now I must go watch 'Firefly' I was trying to kick the habit, but oh well, must watch me some space cowboys :)

Skhye Moncrief said...

LOL, Krysta. I can't seem to stop either! Yeehawwwwwww!